Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 36 of 36
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Petone, NZ
    Age
    66
    Posts
    2,661

    Default Blade Guard.

    While I had the blade guard off, there was a small repair to do.

    The blade guard on this early (1936) Wadkin CK is a single piece guard. I.e. it has no hinged door.

    CK 42.jpg

    It is held on to the saw by a flanged lug above the spindle and a flanged head bolt behind the motor...

    CK 44.jpg Note the flanged head bolt towards the bottom left.

    ...which engage with a slot in the back of the guard. The guard is then rotate ~120 degrees and locked using a "star" nut on the flange-head bolt (located awkwardly behind the motor).

    CK 43.jpg

    The problem was that the flanged lug had lost it's aligning pin, come loose, rotated 180 degrees - and was no longer holding the guard firmly.

    To make the repair I had to remove the inner blade flange. I cleaned everything up, found a replacement locating pin, and reassembled the flanged lug the correct way up.

    CK 45.jpg That's a 3/8" BSW countersunk machine screw holding the lug.

    Done!

    By mid-WW2 Wadkin had added a door to the CK blade guard.

    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club .

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #32
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Posts
    802

    Default

    Another one for the ledger Vann, picked it up today, not many here down under ...20220705_150416.jpg
    20220705_150328.jpg
    Melbourne Matty.

  4. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Petone, NZ
    Age
    66
    Posts
    2,661

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by L.S.Barker1970 View Post
    Another one for the ledger Vann, picked it up today...
    Thanks Matty. And just in the nick of time as I'll be doing an update to "Wadkin by Test Number" over on the Canadian forum tomorrow.

    CK 1040.jpg

    It looks to have been well looked after. CK 1040 of 1946. I like that era - before they went to aluminium handwheels (~1949).

    wCK 1040 27187 Aus.jpg Note the plastic "lubrication" tag under the makers tag.

    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club .

  5. #34
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Posts
    802

    Default

    Vann, you are like the white knight of the woodworking Forums, it's tricky on the phone to post pics up !
    Thank you for the dates, l found it interesting that this was a cast base and not aluminium ..
    Don't suppose you kept any parts from the rusty one you dismantled ? Mine has had a break on the lower locking base.
    20220705_154223.jpg

    Melbourne Matty.

  6. #35
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Petone, NZ
    Age
    66
    Posts
    2,661

    Default Trenching Heads - pt.4.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...The drive pin in my CK measured ~6.7mm diameter. It was very sloppy in it's threaded hole. It turns out the thread is 5/16" BSW (~7.94mm). I decided I'd need to make some new drive pins...
    I had an offcut of 5/16" rod. I cut three lengths overlong.

    CK 36.jpg Rod in vise - with lard applied.

    I cut a thread, slightly oversize - about 1/2" in length.

    CK 37.jpg

    Then I ran a die nut down the thread to get the exact final size.

    CK 38.jpg

    After that I cut each rod to the desired length (loosing the vise-squashed end) and cut a slot with a hacksaw (no pictures because I can't cut a slot straight ).

    I now have three good drive pins - one in the saw and two in the trenching head box (so they don't get lost).

    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club .

  7. #36
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    454

    Default

    Vann, this is the auction that had two of these going. A few other nice Wadkin machines and bits going too:

    Unreserved Cabinet Makers Plant & Equipment

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Wadkin PK - Can I fit a Single Phase Motor to a wadkin pk table saw?
    By Pommy Ker in forum ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MACHINERY
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 30th December 2015, 06:31 PM
  2. Wadkin PK manual link and other wadkin manuals
    By Pommy Ker in forum ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MACHINERY
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th December 2015, 07:56 PM
  3. A wadkin PK for Me
    By auscab in forum ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE TOOLS
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 8th July 2014, 09:27 AM
  4. Wadkin Radial Saw
    By Morbius in forum ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE TOOLS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd July 2013, 06:33 AM
  5. Wadkin RAS
    By pmcgee in forum ANTIQUE AND COLLECTABLE TOOLS
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th October 2012, 09:52 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •